Magnetic resonance imaging double popliteus tendon sign: A case report

Bryson Lesniak, Jean Jose, Akhil Gupta

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The double popliteus tendon sign is seen on sagittal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the knee as a low-signal-intensity band parallel to the popliteus tendon at the level of the popliteus hiatus. It is the result of a displaced complex flap tear of the lateral meniscus. This type of displaced meniscal tear can be easily missed on MRI, unless the clinician is aware of its existence and significance and is familiar with its MRI appearance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-393
Number of pages4
JournalSports Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Flap fragment
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Meniscal tear
  • MRI
  • Popliteus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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